Color Inkjet All-In-Ones support legal and ledger printing.

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Capable of printing, copying, scanning, and faxing, Professional Series models MFC-5890CN and MFC-5490CN offer built-in Ethernet networking; flip-up, 3.3 in. color LCD with 2-line readout; and support for direct photo printing from camera media card. Model MFC-5490CN shares all same features as MFC-5890CN, which prints up to legal-size (8.5 x 14 in.) documents, but can print up to ledger-size documents (11 x 17 in.).

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Brother® Offers Small Business Solutions with the Industry's First Color Inkjet All-in-One With 11-by-17-Inch Printing Capability...for Under $200

Brother Expands Its "Professional Series" Line to Help Small Businesses Improve the Impact of Their Everyday Business Documents

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. Aug. 27 -- Brother International Corporation today introduced two new models to its "Professional Series" of color inkjet all-in-ones, adding breadth to the line-up that began with the introduction of the MFC-6490CW in July 2008.

The new MFC-5890CN and MFC-5490CN models provide robust printing, copying, scanning and faxing capabilities that businesses need every day. Both models represent the smarter choice for those seeking a color all-in-one machine at a great value.

"Brother understands the future of business," explained Steve Strauss, USA Today columnist and small business expert. "Not only do the all-in-one machines in Brother's 'Professional Series' line deliver high-quality printing, copying, scanning and faxing, but the added highlights such as compact size and even ledger printing make these models a must-have for today's small businesses."

The Brother "Professional Series" now consists of three strong models with key features:

-- MFC-5490CN ($129**): built-in networking; prints up to legal size (8.5-by-14- inch)
-- MFC-5890CN ($199**): all the features of the MFC-5490CN, plus it prints up to ledger size (11-by-17-inch)
-- MFC-6490CW ($299**): all the features of the previous models plus wireless networking; prints, copies, scans and faxes up to ledger size (11-by-17-inch)

The MFC-5890CN expands the line-up initially introduced by the MFC-6490CW, which was the first and flagship model launched in the Brother "Professional Series." The MFC-5890CN's ability to produce up to 11-by-17-inch ledger size documents can significantly increase the visual impact of everyday documents. The larger size allows for more content on the page and helps increase readability. Impressively, this unit offers the ledger printing feature and still boasts a small footprint when compared to similar, more expensive products. It also comes standard with Ethernet networking, fast print speeds and a flip-up, 3.3-inch, color LCD display.

Printing a high impact 11-by-17-inch document is extremely beneficial to businesses and home offices of every size. Benefits include:

-- Professional-looking, color business proposals that stand out from competitors' letter-sized documents;
-- The ability to create eye-catching 11-by-17-inch signage and flyers in-house, rather than having to go to a copy center or quick printer;
-- Large, complex spreadsheets on one page, with easy-to-read details.

"The 'Professional Series' line is the best option for business users looking for quality printing, faxing, copying and scanning functions, and who will benefit from the versatility to print up to 11-by-17-inch color documents. The additional impact makes for a great value," says Marie Le, Color Ink Jet Senior Marketing Manager at Brother.

Another addition to the Brother "Professional Series" color inkjet all-in-one line is the MFC-5490CN, which offers many of the same features as the MFC-5890CN such as fast print speeds, direct photo printing from a camera's media card and an easy-to-read, two-line LCD display. The MFC-5490CN prints up to legal (8.5-by-14-inch) paper size but not ledger (11-by-17-inch) like the MFC-5890CN.

The MFC-5890CN will be available in September for an estimated street price of $199.99**. The MFC-5490CN will be available in October for an estimated street price of $129.99**. All units in the "Professional Series" feature a two-year, limited warranty and will be available for purchase at national office superstores as well as other retailers, dealers and online resellers.

** Estimated street price may vary

About Brother

Brother International Corporation is one of the premier providers of products for the home, home office and office. The U.S. corporate office in Bridgewater, N. J., was established on April 21, 1954, and currently markets many industrial products, home appliances and business products manufactured by its parent company, Brother Industries, Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan. These products include an award-winning line of Multi-Function Center(R) machines and printers. Brother also provides the number-one line of facsimile machines in the U.S. and is the leader in electronic labeling, with its full line of P-touch(R) Electronic Labeling Systems. For more information, visit the Web site at

CONTACT: Marisa Abdoo of Manning Selvage & Lee for Brother International Corporation, +1-212-468-4372,

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